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5 basic settings that you must have in your WordPress

Install WordPress is a big step. But then there are many things adjustments that you can do and the platform is 100% functional and ready for you is add content.

In this article, we will review 5 Basic settings of WordPress that cannot miss for any reason in your installation.

Read all, takes notes and then put them into practice as quickly as possible.

Still you don't have WordPress? Installed it now! But since you have WordPress installed, perform the following 5 settings:

1. Basic Configuration

This refers to all the sections that can be found in "Settings" on the desktop of WordPress. These are:

  • General
  • Writing
  • Reading
  • Comments
  • Media
  • Permanent links

In General section, you can change basic aspects such as title, description, date format, etc.

In the Writing section of standard categories and the option to publish via email. 

Reading has the option to put a personalized home page, which is useful and necessary for many pages of WordPress blogs that are not primarily.

Finally, Reviews and Media, where you can make general changes of these important elements of the platform.

2. Permanent Links

The last option in the Settings is permanent links, the format of the URL of your blog or website.

In most WordPress installations, URLs are yet configured with symbols, numbers and letters. 

Something similar to:

http://torpanel.com/?p=103

The URLs affects branding in SEO and basic structure. You have to go to Permanent link and select the option "Post Name"; in this way you will have URLs and keywords related to the main theme of the published page post or phrases. If you want or need to sort them by date, you could also choose "Day and Name" or "Month and name".

It is an essential setting that can not be missed.

3. Add Essential Pages

The pages are static and without a publication date (unlike blogs entries). They have information and the essential content of your site.

When installing WordPress, it is important to create the basic structure of the site and add the essential pages that you will need.

Examples of essential pages:

  • Contact
  • About
  • Frequent questions
  • Who I am / About Us
  • Resources
  • Others

Analyze what you need in terms of content and publishes only the essential pages.

4. Add Categories

If you are creating a blog or have this section on your site (although not the principal), you need to add categories. I recommend you to do this process in an advantage and with time.

Many users added them as published post, this can cause an excess and total disorder, which impairs the accessibility and structure of the blog.

It is best to make a list of 5 to 10 important and essential categories. If necessary, you can also add subcategories.

5. External Tools

To better track the progress and growth of our site, there are many tools that can greatly facilitate things.

As you install WordPress, please add the following plugins:

WordPress SEO by Yoast. In addition to helping to make all the internal configuration of SEO, with this plugin you can also add your site to Google Webmaster.

Simple Google Analytics. Add easily and quickly the Google statistics tool for your WordPress.

Contact Form 7. To insert contact forms to any WordPress page or post.

Better Security WP. Everything you need to protect WordPress.

Jetpack. Increases the possibilities and platform performance with excellent tools and utilities such as statistics, publication via email, spelling checks and CSS editor, among others.

If you have these plugins your WordPress will take a big leap in quality and performance.

These 5 basic settings cannot miss on your page or blog, no matter what the market or topic that you approach.